Professional wrestler Candice LeRae Gargano (born Candice LeRae Dawson on September 29, 1985) is currently signed to WWE and performs for the Raw brand. She won the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championship with The Way, and she is a former member of the group.
It was in the Empire Wrestling Federation (EWF) promotion that LeRae first entered the ring as a professional wrestler, in 2002, and remained there until 2006.
In the years that followed, LeRae wrestled for a wide variety of independent promotions, including Combat Zone Wrestling (CZW), Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), Shimmer Women Athletes, DDT Pro-Wrestling, and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), where she held the title of PWG World Tag Team Champion once. She was also a former Ironman Heavymetalweight Champion and FWE Women’s Champion.
Candice Dawson grew up in Riverside, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. She and her two brothers were avid fans of professional wrestling, and she eventually followed the industry herself. Dawson is the only girl among her many male cousins and two brothers, so she often found herself playing sports alone.
After playing the flute and piccolo in a marching band, Dawson attended a liberal arts college, majored in baking, and spent a number of years at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Age, Height, and Weight
Today, October 18th, 2022, Candice LeRae turns 37 years old. It will be 345 days until her next birthday. She has a height of 52 (1.57 m) and a weight that is currently being evaluated.
On January 3, 2016, LeRae made her debut for the Japanese promotion DDT Pro-Wrestling (DDT), teaming with Joey Ryan to defeat the Golden Storm Riders (Daisuke Sasaki and Suguru Miyatake).
When LeRae and the Golden Storm Riders faced Happy Motel on January 10, they lost (Antonio Honda, Konosuke Takeshita, and Tetsuya Endo). The two players teamed up again the next day, this time beating T2Hii (Kazuki Hirata and Sanshiro Takagi).
LeRae went on another tour with DDT in March of 2016, this time challenging Sasaki and Shuji Ishikawa for the KO-D Tag Team Championship along with Joey Ryan (to no avail), before going on to defeat Makoto Oishi and Danshoku Dino the following day (March 27).
After a brief absence, LeRae competed in DDT again in January 2017. On January 3, she lost to Sasaki, but on January 9, she and teammates Kouki Iwasaki and Kazusada Higuchi beat T2Hii (Sanshiro Takagi, Kazuki Hirata, and Toru Owashi).
Additionally, LeRae gained notoriety during her time at DDT when she famously pinned Ryan in a dream sequence to win the company’s Heavymetalweight Championship. LeRae has also wrestled for DDT’s all-female sister promotion Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling (TJP), where she debuted on January 4, 2016, and lost to Yuka Sakazaki the following year.
Husband, Kids of Candice Le Rae
LeRae’s husband, Johnny Gargano, is a professional wrestler as well. On September 16th, 2016 they tied the knot at Disneyland.
On August 12, 2021, the couple revealed that LaRae was pregnant. In 2022, on February 17th, they had their first child, a son named Quill Gargano. There is a short documentary about the couple that focuses on their dynamic as a wrestling couple.
Net Worth in 2022
How much money does Candice LeRae have now, exactly? The Canadian wrestler is 37 years old and has a net worth of between $100,000 and $1,000,000. Money in this range is roughly equivalent to 100,000 euros or 1,000,000 pounds.
Because it is tough to predict spending patterns over the years, the estimated levels of wealth are all over the place. Being a professional wrestler has been very lucrative for Candice LeRae.
Victories and Other Achievements
- LeRae attempted to commit suicide by jumping in front of Pepper Parks’ car.
- Totally Different Wrestling Show
- Women’s World Championship of the AWS (2 times)
- Women’s Championship of the AWS
- Second Annual Tournament for Women (2013)
- Third Annual Tournament for Women (2013)
- Dynamic Double Team Professional Wrestling
- World Series of Ironman Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- The Dreamwave Tag-Team Championship (1 time)
- Fun for the Whole Family: Pro Wrestling
- Women’s Championship of the FWE (1 time)
- Combative Professional Wrestling
- Championship of the Free and Open Source Tag Team System (1 time)